Valdese, NC- The Old Rock School will conclude their Concerts at the Rock season with Carolina Blue on Saturday, March 7, 2020 at 7:30pm.
Carolina Blue is a Brevard, NC based band whose roots run deep in the tradition of Bill Monroe. The band was formed in 2007 after the release of the album Nothing So Blue by Bobby Powell and Tim Jones. Carolina Blue won the South Carolina state bluegrass championship at RenoFest in 2011. As of February 2nd, 2020 – Carolina Blue is the proud recipient of the National SPBGMA Awards for Entertainers of the Year, Bluegrass Band of the Year (Overall), Vocal Group of the Year, and Album of the Year – I Hear Bluegrass Calling Me.
They have appeared on the hit TV show “Song Of The Mountains” as well as “The Bluegrass Trail” series on RFDTV. The band’s repertoire consists of original songs, many bluegrass favorites, and gospel, too, all done in the traditional style. Their most recent Pinecastle Records release, I Hear Bluegrass Calling Me, debuted on Billboard’s Top 5 Bluegrass Albums chart, has just recently made its debut on the National Bluegrass Survey’s Top 15 Albums chart, and has produced their #1 hit song, Rusty Rails. Band members are Bobby Powell on guitar and vocals, Timmy Jones on mandolin and vocals, Reese Combs on upright bass and vocals, James McDowell on banjo and vocals, as well as American and Canadian Grand Master Fiddle Champion, Aynsley Porchak on fiddle, a recipient of the 2018 International Bluegrass Music Association’s Momentum Instrumentalist Award.
“We are looking forward to an amazing season finale with Carolina Blue,” states Morrissa Angi Community Affairs Director for the Town of Valdese. “The Old Rock School is the perfect place to hear all your bluegrass favorites. We hope to continue this tradition with next year’s season,” Angi continues. The 2020-2021 Concerts at the Rock Season will be announced in April and season tickets will go on sale in June.
Doors will open at 6:30pm and tickets will be available at the presale ticket price of $20 per person until 5pm on Saturday. Tickets will be $25 at the door. To order call 828-879-2129 or order online at concertsattherock.com. For information on all events in Valdese and the Old Rock School go to visitvaldese.com.